Not only does dropping out of school limit a young person’s opportunities, but it intensifies the social, economic, and health inequities that might have led them to drop out in the first place. Creating inclusive schools is one way to reduce these inequities. But what more can schools do to promote social inclusion, well-being and educational success for all students? What best practices can they establish to support youth and promote equity for all students, and how should they implement these practices?
As Canada Research Chair in School, Youth Well-Being, and Educational Success, Dr. Isabelle Archambault is examining the effects of schools and their practices on the educational success of young people from vulnerable or marginalized groups. Working from a social justice perspective, she and her research team aim to advance and mobilize knowledge that schools can use to promote more inclusive practices.